This weekend took us to the amazing Chicheley Hall, nestled between Milton Keynes and Bedford. Even though we are quite local to this area, we hadn't realised quite how lovely this venue is. Not only is the architecture stunning and the grounds impeccable, but the food is great and the Staff are very welcoming and really know how to keep an event running smoothly. Our thanks to Event Managers Karen and Tyrone. If you haven't yet chosen a Wedding venue, we think this would be a rather nice one to check out.
We played as Taylormade Acoustic Duo for Kirstie and Daniel's Wedding. A lovely couple who came to see us play live some months ago, as we played a set at the new Revolution Kitchen/Bar in Milton Keynes' Xscape. We began by providing pre-recorded background music in several of the rooms at Chicheley Hall whilst photos were taken, before performing a 45 minute Acoustic set prior to the Wedding Breakfast. Kirstie and Daniel picked out some favourites from our setlist, including 'Maggie May' by The Faces and Otis Redding's My Girl.
We took a little break for some lovely food whilst the Wedding Breakfast took place, followed by the speeches. We could just about hear the speeches from the back room and have to say the Best Man's speech was very good and had many in stitches!
We then relocated to the Main Hall where we set up our Acoustic Duo and DJ set as the room was being turned around. We performed another 45 minute acoustic set, with a few more lively tracks, including 'Save Tonight' by Eagle Eye Cherry and 'Someone Like You' by Kings Of Leon, as evening guests arrived.
We broke to announce the cutting of the cake and as everyone gathered round with their cameras, Kirstie and Daniel took to the floor for their First Dance, performed live by yours truly. It was a lovely moment and they were joined on the dancefloor by the rest of the Wedding Party. Kirstie and Daniel chose Ellie Goulding's How Long Will I Love You', after quite a bit of deliberation! Kirstie contacted us for advice a couple of weeks previously as they simply couldn't decide on a first song As a married couple ourselves, we both know well just how hard it can be choosing… our advice is to choose something that means something to you both, or a song that you love the lyrics to, and we're always very happy to help if you're stuck.
Following the first dance, we kicked into our DJ set. This was a really fun, happy go lucky wedding and the dancefloor was always packed. We had the privilege of witnessing some rather funky moves throughout the night!
We would like to thank Kirstie and Daniel for having us play a part in their special day. We hope you had a fantastic Honeymoon in California and wish you all the best for your lives together. x